The Green Bay Packers don't need to add a wide receiver, but Davante Adams' recent comments about Jordan Love have fans dreaming of a return.
Adams' future with the Las Vegas Raiders remains a talking point. In November, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the New York Jets are expected to make a move for Adams in the offseason, a trade that would reunite him with Aaron Rodgers.
The Raiders face uncertainty at quarterback. If Adams wants to win a championship before the end of his Hall-of-Fame career, a move elsewhere may be necessary. Could that mean a return to Green Bay?
Adams was a guest on the Two G's in a Pod podcast, which is hosted by Amber Theoharis and former Packers receiver James Jones.
They asked Adams: If he could catch passes from any quarterback in the league, who would it be? The only rule was he couldn't pick Aaron Rodgers. Adams named two quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins and Jordan Love.
"Man, I'll say it. That boy Jordan Love is looking real good right now," said Adams. "Jordan Love looks excellent right now."
Love's rise would make the Packers a potential landing spot for Adams. They are already competing in the NFC in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. The sky is the limit for this team entering 2024. Adams would dominate in this Green Bay offense, taking this talented group to another level.
Adams played in Love's first career start against the Kansas City Chiefs, catching six passes for 42 yards. It wouldn't take long to build chemistry, especially with Adams' familiarity in Matt LaFleur's offense.
The Packers have reached the divisional round. Regardless of what happens next, they are set for the future with one of the league's most exciting young offenses.
Why a Packers trade for Davante Adams is still unlikely
However, there are several reasons why an Adams trade remains unlikely.
The Raiders' decision to make interim Antonio Pierce their new head coach may keep Adams in Las Vegas. Pierce has received high praise from Raiders players, including Adams, and Las Vegas went 5-4 after Pierce took over.
If Adams does decide to go after a Super Bowl away from Las Vegas, a reunion with Rodgers seems far more likely than a return to Green Bay.
Then, there's the Packers' side. Trading for Adams would cost premium draft capital, and they would have to find room to afford his contract. With so much young talent in their receiving corps, would GM Brian Gutekunst be willing to make such a blockbuster move?
But there is a scenario where it would make sense.
If Adams wants out -- and it's a big if -- to chase a Super Bowl, Green Bay could be an option. Even with the youngest roster in the NFL, the Packers have made the divisional round. With another year of development and another offseason to build the roster, the Packers can reach the next level in 2024.
Now, add Davante Adams to a receiving corps already featuring Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, and Dontayvion Wicks. They could dominate.
Will it happen? Probably not. But Adams' comments were noteworthy, to say the least.
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